The Henderson Ice Arena provides a year-round facility for ice hockey, offering one NHL-sized rink and one Olympic-size rink. Currently, it is home to four CMA teams and one CGA team.
Culver Academy student-athletes have access to a weight room contained within the facility courtesy of former NHL player John-Michael Liles (CMA ’99), and are a mere 50 yards away from the E.C. “Cuba” Smith Weight Room (AKA “The Wilk”) housed in the Steinbrenner Recreation Center, which is used for larger group strength and conditioning programs. The Henderson Ice Arena features a full service Athletic Training room, as well as an alumni/parent lounge for hosting pre and post-game events. Each team has it’s own locker room, and visiting team locker rooms are also on site.
The Olympic-sized rink has additional lines embedded beneath the ice widthwise, representing two standard-sized rinks. The added lines allow the hockey programs to simulate a variety of scenarios in practices and increase the players’ repetitions each time they are on the ice.
In the off-season and summer, the Olympic-size rink area also doubles as a multipurpose practice facility for other sports and activities, such as Relay For Life, and as a back-up location in case of inclement weather. The NHL-sized rink is used for ice skating classes and activities for Culver Summer Schools & Camps. Both surfaces are also used for various tournaments involving traveling and club teams at various age groups.